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of unauthorized workers and lastly establish an improved process for admitting future workers to serve our workforce needs while simultaneously protecting all workers. other bipartisan groups of senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar proposals but we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. we believe we have a window of opportunity to act. but we will only succeed if the effort is bipartisan. by their presence today, my republican colleagues are making a significant statement about the need to fix our broken immigration system. we democrats are equally serious. we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problem and becomes law. we recognize that in order to pass bipartisan legislation none of us can get everything we want. that's why our framework says we can address the status of people living here illegally while at the same ti
in an election in which mitt romney complained it was used as an issue against him. >> lastly, really quick before we go, real quick, ed markey, your colleague, can he beat scott brown? >> i think so, and the issue is this, in 2010, scott brown was a very decent guy, but a member of this very right-wing party. he's got this problem in massachusetts, especially since in 2010 it was his election that really harolderalded a lot of problems for president obama. massachusetts vote ed overwhel overwhelmingly for president obama. running as a representative for the republican party in the senate to ask for a repudiation of barack obama is a problem. >> going to be fascinating. >> this is not just ed markey on the ballot. this is president obama and ed markey, and i think the people of massachusetts are unlikely to, in effect, reverse their vote of just a couple months ago. >> it's an all boston college race with scott brown and ed markey, the school you represented for over, i believe, 30 years. >> 32. >> thanks for being on the show. we appreciate it. >> thank you, luke. >>> we'll be right back h
. and lastly, government programs. president obama took a shot at republicans when he said this about entitlements. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> i'll take that poll. the public's predominantly in favor here. when we polled on medicare, 54% said it only needed minor modifications if anything. joining us david corn and michael scherer. gentlemen, thank you. i didn't know this until you put it all together. i have a sense that on the right if you're a moderate positions like these polls say, you're considered a liberal. if you're in the middle, the right sees you as the left. it's true. what do you think? >> well, i think the right is screaming that this is a liberal speech which should come as no surprise. barack obama has always been a progressive democrat. a pragmatist as a government manager, but progressive in his values. >> i know you're on the progressive si
and solidarity. that's what makes them so powerful. >> lastly, i have to ask you, do you believe those who want to see a gun legislation passed are doing enough outreach to people who feel that they have a right and know they have a right to own a gun, but perhaps are in the middle and willing to look at legislation and feel like they are under siege by those in the northeast or liberals. is there enough outreach at this point? >> i think there is enough outrage among the gun owning community. the majority of nra members support a check and a ban on high capacity ammunition clips and they need to call the congress today and say we support this. the nra leadership represents the gun industry. the capitol management and remington smith and wesson and bushmast bushmaster. that's where the money comes from. the nra members pay $35 to be a member and it costs $100 for the membership. that's a loss leader. it's just so the nra leadership can say we have numbers, but it's the gun industry who is unregulate and gives tens of millions to the nra and buying off congress. it's time for congress to find th
in place? lastly if there is an all out rejection all bets are off, we're jumping over the fiscal cliff. it is up to john boehner to gauge how his conference is going to react to this bill and from folks i've talked to there is a little bit of nervousness among house republican leaders. they have been left at altar many times by their conservative flank. real quickly back last year in 2011 the senate passed the payroll tax cut extension 89-11. very similar to what we saw the vote was earlier this morning. that was then defeated in the house of representatives a few days later. not saying we can see history repeat itself, but it has happened before, mara. >> all right. nbc's luke russert, thank you and happy new year, my friend. >> take care. be well. >> all right. >>> house and senate leaders are using every last second to try to sell their membership on this deal, something even president obama commented upon himself on monday. >> one thing we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there is even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will
but it's something to stay tuned and find out. >> lastly, the first lady's role in this. we saw her in that ad, web ad to supporters. what will her role in this organization be if not now than later? >> certainly, at the moment, she's helping to organize, helping to draw people in to the group. what sort of formal role she will have, what sort of role she will have in raising money or raising -- attracting, recru recruiting volunteers, we don't know and waiting to find out. it will be formally unveiled sunday at a conference for obama volunteers and staff and perhaps knowing more after that. >> another unprecedented move by the president and his supporters and showing how they've been able to pull in this vast i guess arsenal, reid, of of people from all over that got him re-elected and obviously he wants to have them stay under his umbrella throughout. it's interesting. >> that's right. it's a way of continuing the come pain. you know? the president was, you know, was far better as a campaigner than as far as energizing people than he was in office. and they're trying to continue s
. lastly, i think this is an opportunity for this committee to finally do the work that are it should have been doing for years. when you read the arb report and you realize that we have never done an authorization of the state department in the six years that i've been here, we've never looked at how foreign aid has been spent. we've never done a top to bottom review. i know that is something that people like you, who come to this position, look at as something that is healthy and can be done in partnership. i know there was some mention of cost, and i was really disappointed with the arb when the first thing that came out of the mouths of two people that i respect was money, money, money. the fact is, this committee would have no idea whether the appropriate amount of money is being spent, or if that could have prevented what happened in benghazi, because we've never done an authorization. soy look at this as a tremendous opportunity, and i want to close again by thanking you for your service, thanking you for your friendship, thanking you for your transparency, and i certainly look forw
casualty. >> and lastly, i want to ask you, france has a lot of important areas in that region, specifically pertaining to their uranium, they extract from some of those countries. i know that french special forces have been right in niger. they immediately go to where these rich natural resources exist in these countries that they need. are you worried about this becoming sort of an economic war, kind of like what we saw in iraq for oil, this idea of these imperialists coming to get the resources and that's what al qaeda can use as a real, a recruiting tool? >> well, luke, you make a great point. we're only going to achieve security and stability in mali and niger, in mowauritania, in this whole region if we address and help those governments address those long-standing internal disputes. it's because of 50 years of complaints and disputes in northern mali that this whole destabilization of mali began in the first place. we have to have elections that restore a legitimate democratic government in mali and the malian government itself needs to address the real concerns and comp
truffles and lastly we'll make a dessert brownie with a favorite beer amoung adults. you'll want to stick around for that one. but first, we're going to start with a grilled cheese party. now the idea for this came from, i was thinking about my childhood and you know what my folks used to do? they used to have friends over and we would have pizza party and they'd put pizza dough out and put tomato sauce on top and lots of toppings and everybody made their own. so why not do the same with grilled cheese? i mean doesn't everybody love grilled cheese? so you do something like this. a nice little spread of different breads and cheeses. you can throw some meats in there if you want and lots of different toppings. now put this out in your buffet at home. put a little panini press out there and you know what the best part is? you don't have to do any more cooking. you just sort of sit back and let everybody have fun and customize their own. but if you want a couple of fun grilled cheese ideas that definitely takes grilled cheese to another space; i have some ideas for you. the first, we're going
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